Aftertouches playfully exploits the systemic nature of a post-sacred and post-instrument world, continuing Kara-Lis Coverdale’s exploration of coded realism and virtual transfiguration. Through an optimistic lens, Aftertouches explores and celebrates the multiple voices of the machine. Synthetic instruments sourced from VSTs, sound banks, and personal archives are arranged into holograms of dreams once inspired by physical origin. Through digital superimposition processes, instrument profiles mutate and take on new forms of articulation. Crystalline organs support and prop plastic voices and insistent water flutes dance with metallically chromatic snake-like motifs in vignettes of compositional schizophrenia. Absurd and delightful fusions seething through temporal portholes are unexpectedly swiped left, enveloped by dense clouds of lament and remembrance.
released March 24, 2015
All music performed, recorded, and composed by Kara-Lis Coverdale between Mar 2013-Jan 2015 in Montreal. "X 4EWI" and "Splash 144" are sections II and III from "Conversion Music" for VST and Wind Controller premiered at LMCML in June, 2014.
The most horrifying album I’ve ever listened to. Every time I listen to it at length, it scares me in a way I can’t explain. Yet I keep coming back for more. This is a work of horror masterpiece. radrabidrabbit